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St. Modwen Homes release new apartments at Locking Parklands development in Somerset

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, First-time buyers, Help to Buy, Locking Parklands, new homes, Somerset, St. Modwen Homes, Weston-super-Mare

St. Modwen Homes has released a new phase of stylish apartments at its Locking Parklands development just outside Weston-super-Mare.

The properties have already proven popular, with three...

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Adding value to your home with a conservatory - the do's and don'ts

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tagged: adding value to your home, conservatory, home improvements, selling your home, summer

One of the most desirable and attractive features you can add to a property to boost its value is a conservatory, but before you decide to add one, make sure you follow a few basic rules that will help maximise your return on investment.

Firstly, you can't afford to focus on a...

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Agent Insight: Alasdair Gibson of Winkworth in Tunbridge Wells

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tagged: agent interview, buying a home, property market, selling your home, Tunbridge Wells, Winkworth

We continue our round up of interviews with leading estate agents from around the country by speaking to Alasdair Gibson, director of Winkworth estate agents in Tunbridge Wells

Could you please tell us a bit about your company and the areas in which you operate?

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Mortgage lending at lowest level in 11 months according to Bank of England

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tagged: applications, Bank of England, MMR, Mortgage Market Review, mortgages

The number of mortgages approved in May dropped to its lowest level in eleven months - the latest indication that stricter lending rules are slowing down lending in the property market.

According to data released by the Bank of England, Mortgage approvals for house purchases totalled 61,...

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Property auction calendar – dates for July 2014

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: property auctions

Property auctions are a great place to find a property bargain - but it's important to know what you're doing! Every week there's a host of these events taking place at venues across the country, offering a huge range of properties for sale.

Here, auction expert Marc Da Silva details the...

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55% of Help to Buy purchasers come from the private rented sector, according to Countrywide

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Countrywide, First time buyers, Help to Buy, Private rented sector, renty-somethings, research

55% of people who have purchased a property using the Help to Buy scheme have moved from the private rented sector, according to Countrywide.

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Executive family homes currently available for Glasgow commuters

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Bett Homes, buying a home, Cala Homes, commuters, family homes, Glasgow, Montford Grove, Newton Heights, Robertson Homes, Scotland

Commuters who work in Glasgow but prefer a gentler pace of life in their free time will find a great choice of executive homes available in its surrounding areas.

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 30 June

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Chelsea Building Society, First Direct, mortgages, Nationwide, Post Office, Skipton Building Society, Tesco Bank

New rules on lending are making it more difficult for some would-be home owners and those wanting to exchange their mortgage for a cheaper product. The Bank of England has indicated that it will cap borrowing for home purchases at 4.5 times income, and is expecting lender to apply stringent...

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£36m regeneration package boosts housing investment potential in North Wales

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Anglesey, Anwyl Homes, Bangor, Conwy, Llandudno Junction, North Wales, Regeneration, Wales, Welsh government, Wrexham

With the Welsh Government's announcement of a £36m package of regeneration projects across North Wales to improve town centres and upgrade homes, many buyers will be looking to invest now - and benefit later.

From further development at Colwyn Bay's Waterfront to a new Creative...

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Larkfleet's top reasons to choose a new home over a resale property

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, First-time buyers, Larkfleet Homes, new build, new homes, reasons to buy

High build quality, reduced running costs, environmental efficiency, modern designs, flexible buying options - these are just some of the many reasons why the vast majority - 94% - of those who bought new build homes would purchase a new build property again, according to a recent survey by the...

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Construction activity up but growth starts to cool

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: construction, housebuilding, new homes

Construction activity continued to increase last month, but economists are concerned that there are growing signs that the recent high rate of growth now appears to be slowing, according to new data.

Barbour ABI's latest Economic & Construction Market Review reveals that the total...

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Exclusive video interview with Thea Heaton of Newcourt Residential

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: East Molesey, luxury homes, Newcourt Residential, Surrey, Thea Heaton, video interview

We recently caught up with Thea Heaton, sales manager for boutique developer Newcourt Residential, at the company's latest new homes development, Graburn Place. This scheme of just four luxury executive homes is located in East Molesey, close to Hampton Court.

Each home is individually...

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Weekly property auction summary

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: auction round-up, buying a home, Lincolnshire, property auctions, selling your home, Stoke-on-Trent

Welcome to the first in a new serious of property auction reports that looks back at recent auction activity, highlighting some of the stand-out property deals across the country.

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at property auctions in...

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: affordable homes round-up, Argyll and Bute, Carlisle, Cornwall, Hertfordshire, Lovell, Persimmon Homes, West Yorkshire, William Brear and Son

New affordable homes in Cambridge

Data revealing that around 1,000 affordable homes have been completed in Cambridge in the past four years - the fourth highest rate of delivery in the east of England, has been welcomed by Kris Hopkins, the housing minister.

The city's rate...

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Bank of England announces cap on mortgage levels

Thursday 26 June 2014
Tagged: affordability checks, Bank of England, buying a home, Council of Mortgage Lenders, First-time buyers, Help to Buy, Interest Rates, Kris Hopkins, Mark Carney, MMR, mortgages, new homes

The Bank of England has proposed a cap on the proportion of home loans that can be lent at high multiples of household income.

Announcing the proposals, governor Mark Carney said he believed the housing market represented a threat to the UK's economic stability. Under the new proposals,...

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